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Temporal range: Triassic to Bathonian
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Neocalamites merianii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Equisetopsida
Order: Equisetales
Family: Calamitaceae
Genus: Neocalamites
  • Neocalamites merianii
  • Neocalamites hoerensis

Neocalamites is an extinct genus of Sphenophytes. Neocalamites, due to being a member of the Calamitales plant family, had its active living geological time during the Triassic period.


Sizes ranged from one to two meters tall and the leaves were arranged concentrically around a thin rod, similar to Annularia or Asterophyllites. Calamite is the name originally given to a part of the stem, but is now used to refer to the whole plant. There are indications that this plant lived in humid places along rivers and shores of lakes.

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